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Black Couple Files Racial Profiling Lawsuit Against Nike
July 16, 2020
The child’s mother, TaMiya Dickerson, claimed that “Being in that store and seeing him play with that ball was really a special moment, and it was robbed from us … which hurts me the most because it’s not something that we can’t get back.” ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Files Assault Charge Against LAPD Officer, Will Not File Charges for Curfew Violations, Failure to Disperse
June 11, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced this week that a Los Angeles police officer has been charged with an on-duty assault of a 28-year-old man in April. ... read more »
AS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND APPROACHES, L.A. COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW OPENINGS OF BEACH BIKE PATHS, INDOOR MALL CURBSIDE SERVICE, AND PERMISSION FOR CAR PARADES
May 22, 2020
Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed. ... read more »
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What Matters Most for Inglewood Children? High Performance or Politics?
April 30, 2020
The great Maya Angelou said, "Hope is born again in the faces of children." This sentiment should be a guiding theme throughout school districts nationwide, especially the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD). ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Montana Lemonious-Craig
November 27, 2019
Inglewood senior Montana Lemonious-Craig plays on both the Sentinel’s football and boys basketball teams. His main focus is his schoolwork and his athletics skills, he works to avoid distractions. ... read more »
Former Hollywood Digital Marketing Executive and Professional Poker Player Admits Embezzling $22 Million from Employer
November 22, 2019
A former executive at StyleHaul Inc., a digital marketing company that represents “influencers” on Instagram and YouTube, pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for embezzling more than $22 million from his employer and then using the stolen money for personal expenses and crypto-currency gambling. ... read more »
Manuel Arts Heads to City Section Semifinals
November 20, 2019
The Manual Arts Toilers advanced to the semifinals of the Division II CIF City Section playoffs after shutting out the Kennedy Cougars 41-0. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
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L.A. County Woman Receives Governor’s Pardon
August 16, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom has granted pardons to seven people, including Susan H. Burton, a former inmate from East L.A. who now helps other women transition from prison to society. ... read more »
Etienne Charles Carnival: The Sound of a People
February 8, 2019
During Carnival, the island of Trinidad becomes engulfed in a cacophony of sounds – from singing minstrels, to the clash of stick fights, and lively calypso music with its hallmark steel pan cadences. As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. Through Etienne’s Guggenheim Fellowship Award, he returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage. ... read more »
The Reverend Shawn Amos: A Night in Harlem
January 25, 2019
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the return of The Reverend Shawn Amos for A Night in Harlem on Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm. In celebration of African American History Month, blackbox curator, Amos, returns to the stage for an evening of songs and storytelling — presenting songs from his album, Harlem, for the first time in ten years. The American roots song cycle tells the story of 1920s black Americans’ migration from the south to Harlem. Amos’ album was inspired by the artists, songs and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.  ... read more »
Rideshare Driver Charged with Kidnapping Passengers
November 2, 2018
An Uber driver was charged today with kidnapping four passengers on Halloween and leading Santa Monica police in a pursuit, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
4th Annual South Bay Economic Forecast Oct. 25 Hosted by California State University, Dominguez Hills 
October 12, 2018
The Economic Forecast will provide a comprehensive report on the current state of the South Bay and summarizes California and the nation, as well as the outlook for 2019. ... read more »
Everytable Opens Its Sixth Store in Compton
October 4, 2018
The Compton store, the largest Everytable store to date, gave away 500 meals last Wednesday. ... read more »
SMC Volunteers Join in Coastal Cleanup Day at “Inkwell”
September 18, 2018
Santa Monica College (SMC) volunteers from the college’s Black Collegians, Adelante Club, President’s Ambassadors, and other programs partnered with the Black Surfers Collective, the Black Historians, local schools, and community members on Saturday, Sept. 15 to help clean up Santa Monica College’s adopted section of beach, known as the “Inkwell." ... read more »
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